6427 Miles: A Tour of America by Car

By Gerard Forgnone

Day 27

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Raton, New Mexico to Meteor Crater, Arizona

This was a long travel day, about 10 hours, from the north central part of New Mexico, all the way through that state, to the northeastern area of Arizona.

Below is Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Truthfully, I thought it would be more impressive.  Maybe I missed something????

If you drive from east to west, or west to east in the West, you're likely to cross the Continental Divide.  The Continental Divide is the line where rivers go either to the Pacific, or to the Gulf of Mexico.  In some places, the Continental Divide is spectacular.  Other places, like in New Mexico, it's not much.

And here it is.

Nice, for freeway scenery.

This is Eastern Arizona, just west of Winslow.   In the distance are the San Francisco Mountains of Flagstaff.  My destination for this evening is Meteor Crater, which is off to the left in this photo.

Tomorrow, a huge hole in the desert!

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